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Debbie Lang has earned a reputation as an attorney who will vigorously advocate for her clients to ensure their constitutional rights and protections are not violated.  Debbie has devoted her legal career to the practice of criminal law. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Gustavus Adolphus College. During law school, as a student-certified attorney, Debbie prosecuted with a City Attorney in Anoka County.


Debbie then turned her attention to criminal defense. She represented thousands of indigent clients charged with criminal offenses during her practice as a Ramsey County Public Defender. Her representation has achieved successful results in cases such as DWIs, domestic assaults, felony level drug possession/sale, criminal sexual conduct, and homicide. In addition to her practice, Debbie was an adjunct professor at Hamline University within the Legal Studies department.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    15 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Dedicated and reliable attorney; I would confidently refer clients for her expertise.


    Scott Baker Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Halberg Criminal Defense

7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Suite 1700
Bloomington, MN, 55431


MNAuthorized to practice200208/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women Attorneys in MinnesotaMinnesota Super Lawyers2015
Rising Star/Super LawyerMinnesota Lawyer2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 DWI AttorneysThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Rising Star/Super LawyerMinnesota Lawyer2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHalberg Criminal Defense2013 - Present
AttorneyCaplan Law Firm, P.A.2006 - 2013
Public DefenderRamsey County Public Defender's Office2001 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Minnesota Society for Criminal JusticeMember2012 - Present
Warren E. Burger Inn of CourtN/AN/A
Juris Divas - Women in LawN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Murray v. Commissioner of Public SafetyLicense revocation rescinded
State of Minnesota v. StokesCase Dismissed
State of Minnesota v. GuimontCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney at Law MagazineMy Car is Where?!? DWI Forfeiture even when the Owner is not the Driver2013
The ChallengerChanges in Minnesota's DWI Law2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeCriminal Justice & Sociology/AnthropologyN/A1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute"Dude Where's My Car?" - Forfeiture of Property in Criminal Cases2013
Minnesota Criminal Justice InstitutePBT and Field Sobriety Testing2013
Minnesota Criminal Justice InstituteForfeiture Exemption2012